Eastleigh derailment causes delays for rail passengers across Portsmouth area

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RAIL passengers face hours of delays after a train derailment.

The incident which occurred near Eastleigh this morning is causing disruption to trains across the area and passengers are being warned the delays are expected to continue until midday.

Journeys may be delayed by up to 30 minutes.

South West Trains said the following alterations will apply:

Trains between London Waterloo and Weymouth will call additionally at Eastleigh.

Trains between London Waterloo and Poole will terminate at Southampton Central.

Trains between London Waterloo and Portsmouth Harbour via Eastleigh will terminate at Eastleigh.

A train shuttle will run between Eastleigh and Portsmouth Harbour.

First Great Western services will call additionally at Mottisfont & Dunbridge and Dean.

CrossCountry services are subject to alterations between Southampton Central and Reading.